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  • Life Care resident celebrates a century plus two

    In 1906, Bull Moose President Teddy Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating an end to the bloody Russo-Japanese war. A major earthquake and fire leveled 75 percent of San Francisco. There was no such thing as canned beer, the average American wage was 22 cents an hour, sugar cost 4 cents a pound, there were 45 stars on Old Glory, and 203 murders were reported nationwide. And, on April 6, 1906, in the small Pennsylvania coal-mining town of Carbondale, Isobel Bruning was born.

  • Fire board candidates state their cases

    At its regular meeting at El Rancho on April 4, the Rotary Club of Evergreen served up laughter, good fellowship and a chance to hear five candidates for the Evergreen Fire Protection District board speak their piece.

  • TENAS nature center aims for Earth Day debut

    More than a dozen years of planning, fund-raising and negotiating paid off last week as The Evergreen Naturalists Audubon Society officially got comfy in the Old Warming Hut at Evergreen Lake.

    “We’re just so pleased to get going on the nature center,” says TENAS vice president Peggy Durham. “It’s been a dream of ours for a long time.”

  • Ice Melt Barrel makes weekend splashdown

    It withstood biting winds and subzero temperatures, remained steadfast in the face of two vicious attacks, but, alas, had no defense against the gentle kiss of spring. Last weekend, the Mountain Foothills Rotary Ice Melt Barrel went maritime.

  • 3 injured in Parkway crash

    A dreadful Sunday afternoon crash on Evergreen Parkway sent three area residents to the hospital and shut down traffic through Bergen Park.

  • Deep snowpacks promise ample water supplies

    Although March’s warm, dry weather put a dent in statewide snowpack levels, Colorado’s spring runoff prospects are still looking up.

  • Heat tape cited in Evergreen house fire

    A quick response by local firefighters may have saved an Evergreen home from complete destruction.

  • Ice Melt Barrel makes weekend splashdown

    It withstood biting winds and subzero temperatures, remained steadfast in the face of two vicious attacks, but, alas, had no defense against the gentle kiss of spring. Last weekend, the Mountain Foothills Rotary Ice Melt Barrel went maritime.

    To find out exactly when, Rotary officials joined experts from Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Jefferson County Bomb Squad at Evergreen Lake on Monday morning, April 7, on a joint mission to retrieve the bright blue derelict and consult its space-age chronometer.

  • County commissioners OK controversial TV tower on Mount Morrison

    Foothills residents put up a spirited defense, but after a three-hour hearing, Jefferson County commissioners on April 1 gave public television stations the OK to build a 135-foot, high-definition TV antenna array on top of Mount Morrison above Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

  • County OKs TV tower on Mount Morrison

     Foothills residents put up a spirited defense, but after a three-hour hearing, Jefferson County commissioners on April 1 gave  public television stations the OK to build a 135-foot, high-definition TV antenna array on top of Mount Morrison above Red Rocks Amphitheatre.